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Hansard 26 July: Column 1343 ...
Hansard 26 July: Column 1343

The controversial measure which will effectively repeal the Environmental Protection Act and introduce legislation designed to implement European directives and co-ordinate existing UK pollution enforcement agencies, including local authorities, returned to the lords for the last time.

Although peers accepted all amendments to the Pollution Protection and Control Bill approved by the commons, opposition peers continued to protest that despite hefty government redrafting, the Bill still gave too much power to the secretary of state who would, in fact, introduce the real legislation through secondary regulations.

The Bill will return to the commons to complete its parliamentary stages.
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